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The 20 Most Valuable College Basketball Programs- UCLA Teetering

The Wall Street Journal published the results of a study yesterday (4/2), showing the top 20 most valuable college basketball programs, as computed by a IUPUC finance prof. The studay shows what...

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Arizona State Pulls Plug on Underachieving Athletic Director

Arizona State fires it's incompetent athletic director while UCLA remains mired in irrelevancy under it's incompetent one.

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Personnel Evaluations for Howland and Guerrero

Dan Guerrero said that he did an end of season evaluation of the UCLA basketball program. This is presumably how it went when he got together with Ben Howland- DG- "Let's go over the goals we set...

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UCLA Alumni Day- May 5: Block's "Informative Talk" Set For 10:30 AM

It has been frustrating trying to get a read on Chancellor Block's schedule, so that we can express (respectfully) our extreme disappointment at his indifference to Dan Guerrero's performance. We...

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My letter to Chancellor Block- sent yesterday before today's debacle

I thought I would try a different tack, and try to push why getting rid of Guerrero would be in his best interest Dear Chancellor Block, I am contacting you with respect to a topic...

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More Ugly UCLA Hoops Numbers: Atrocious "Attendance" Stats

Only 4% of UCLA basketball games played over last four years drew over 10,000 fans. More on atrocious attendance figures showing irrelevance of Ben Howland's dysfunctional hoops programs at UCLA.

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Comparison to Stanford Athletics Fundraising

Clearly as a private university, Stanford has a different fundraising profile than UCLA. I received my master's from Stanford. I give them money. I used to give UCLA more, back when we did not...

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Pop Up Ad on Cal Game Today

Did you notice the pop up ad towards the end of the game for BRO? I imagine the powers that be at the Pac-12 exercise control over who advertises, and the content of ads, on Pac-12 basketball...

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Preseason Baseball Top 25- Baseball America

Please excuse apologies in advance if this is already up. Couldn't find it in search. UCLA is ranked 14 in Baseball America Preseason Top 25. Baseball schedule includes games against following...

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Sell the Japanese Garden? Here is another way to save $139K

Fire Dan Guerrero !!!! We could certainly find somebody at $139K less per year, who would be competent. In the meantime, with the fixation on facilities, as a cost saving measure, there is...

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At the Salary Guerrero is Taking Down: UCLA Should Be Getting Excellence, Not Luck

The dismal state of UCLA major revenue programs under Dan Guerrero's watch: arguments on why this incompetent bureaucrat needs to be fired now.

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HELP Hold Chancellor Block Accountable: Let's Gather Info On His Public Events

UCLA alums looking to gather information on public events featuring Chancellor Gene Block.

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WSJ Data Points: UCLA Coming Up Short Big-Time in Football

Data points in a new study reported by the Wall Street Journal reveals how the total mismanagement of the Bruin football program is causing UCLA to leave money on the table. Yet another fail under...

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Fire Dan- Signs of the Times?

We need to make Block squirm, with his continued inattention to athletics. Stopping donations and ticket purchases certainly helps. But what about the following as an additional step? There must be...

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Block the Enabler

Well, that was truly pathetic. The football, men's basketball, and women's basketball teams lost by a combined 49 points. And I am guessing that Block was nowhere to be found lending support to any...

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Thanks BN Moderators

Misery loves company. This site was started, I believe, in 2005, during the death throes of the Karl Dorrell era, but also during the final 4 run in basketball. Now, here we are, in 2011,...

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Let's Treat the Disease, Not the Symptoms

Chancellor Block appears to relate very well to the Medical Center. So perhaps a medical analogy is in order with respect to our Athletic Department. Our abysmal football record is not the disease....

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Heart of the Matter: How Chancellor Block is Missing the Point

Discussion on how loyal alums of UCLA are invested in both academic and athletic success of the university and how they are intertwined.

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Itinerary Set for Tuscany with Chianti Dan

Dan Guerrero took care of the travel plans himself, so there are a couple of slight hiccups Fly non-stop 1st class from LA to Italy (DG and wife). All others- DG did not make arrangements in...

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My letter to the Regents

We all want DG to go. But there has been no indication that Chancellor Block shares our perspective or even our interest in the current sad state of affairs or even the relevance of athletics. I...

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Water Polo

Men's water polo beat $C (helps to hold them under 50) for conference title. Next step National Semi in Berkeley vs. UCSD this Saturday at 3 PM. Championship game at 3 PM on Sunday. Other 2...

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Next UCLA Head Coach Search: Potential Red Flags

Every team except Penn State has a search process for a new head football coach at some point.  Hopefully, ours will come sooner (after this season) than later. For the most part, if memory serves,...

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Lessons to be learned for the next hire?

I have always been impressed by the quality, intelligence and insights of the leaders of this site, and by many of the contributors.  As I recall, when CRN was hired, there was a strong sentiment...

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Baseball Slow Start

Question for Rye and others-

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Pac-10 Discipline (or lack thereof) for groin shot

Remember Leonard Washington's groin shot in the Oklahoma game?  For curiosity, I went back and looked at $C's box score for the following game. Washington started and played 27 minutes.

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Women's Gymnastics

Per the official website

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Lopez Twins Turn Pro

This is probably no surprise, but the Lopez twins, per AP, have decided to turn pro.  They, per their mother (again per AP), intend to hire agents so there is no turning back.

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Gymnastics

Anybody with info on the gymnastics team?

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